Youri Tielemans have admitted Leicester “have to be higher” if they’re to realize their ambitions of Champions League qualification and FA Cup glory.
The Foxes enter 5 “big” video games on the back of a disappointing 1-1 Premier League draw in 10-man Southampton.
Brendan Rodgers’ side needed to accept a point at St Mary’s, regardless of Saints defender Jannik Vestergaard being sent off just 10 minutes in for denying Jamie Vardy the chance to score goals.
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Jonny Evans’ Leicester 68th-minute equalizer went eight points away from West Ham in fifth place within the race for the top 4.
Leicester have 4 extra Premier League video games to seal their return to a serious European football membership competition, both side of the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The Foxes fell out of the top 4 on the final day of last season following a poor run of type. And, forward of Newcastle’s visit to Newcastle, the Tielemans midfielder referred to as for extra depth from his fellow players to keep away from repetition.
“We’ve a number of video games in hand the place we will finish the job, however now we have to be higher than this,” said the Belgian international LCFCTV.
“We all know that each recreation is a large recreation for us. (Friday) was an enormous recreation as well. We did not play well sufficient to win the sport.
“It is irritating as a result of they’re all the way down to 10 guys very early within the recreation, so I believed we may have had a greater chance of winning the sport.
“However they confirmed resilience and we did not play to our best. It was a really troublesome night time.
“We did not play fast sufficient and we weren’t correct sufficient on the ball in passing. He made our selections very troublesome. ”
James Ward-Prowse’s penalty had put the exhausted forces forward and Tielemans admitted that it was poor recreation administration from his side.
“We’ve to manage the counter attacks and now we have to manage their set pieces, which we did not do well sufficient, particularly on the set piece from which they acquired the penalty.
“We have to reply faster and be extra turned on. So, sadly, they scored from that and now we have to answer the sport, the place I believe we’re in a greater place to take motion. It is all the way down to us now. ”